Wine Name: Gran Clot dels Oms White
Wine Region/ Appellation: Penedès
Grape varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13,5 %
Guide Price: 15 €
Our Rating: +++++ (5)
About the area
Penedès is an area located in
and includes all Penedès region
and municipalities of four other counties: Anoia, Alt Camp, Baix Llobregat and
The wine-growing region is divided into three main subzones: Alt Penedès (low yield and high quality), Baix Penedès and Penedès Central.
The region has a highly varied geology characterised by very poor-quality, well-drained soils of mostly Miocene sediments, both continental and maritime, with occasional quaternary deposits. The sandy, clay-like soil is poor in organic matter and rocky in the main.
Extending from the low-lying plains of the Baix Penedès to the more temperate peaks of the Alt Penedès, the region is suited to growing an unusually wide range of grape varieties. The more typical Spanish black grapes (Garnacha,Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cariñena, among others) are found in the hot and humid coastal plains, as the land rises whites become increasingly common.
On this higher inland terrain Spanish Xarel·lo and Macabeo grapes form the overwhelming majority, but Penedès growers have long experimented with small plantations of French and German strains. Growers have more recently introduced notable quantities of
, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay
largely to diversify the range of grapes available for blending, which plays
such an important role in cava production. The Alt Penedès has vineyards which rank amongst the highest in Muscat Europe at up to 800 m above sea level, where the native Parellada is the dominant variety.
About the wine
The wine was made only from the chardonnay grape variety, grown on the Chacó vineyard.
Once harvested, grapes were destemmed and then gently pressed. The must was left to separate for 24 hours at
15ºC. Once the solid particles
were removed, leaving a clean must, it was placed in oak barrels, where it was
left to ferment for a period of four months in contact with lees.
Finca Ca n’Estella produce 4.600 bottles of this cuvee.
Light yellow and golden reflections. Enticing nose of ripe citrus fruits (lime), bitter almond, fennel, vanilla-infused, toasted oak.
Remarkably full palate with a refined texture supported by lingering freshness. Salty and mineral. Butter and fennel again. Persistent. A very compelling wine.
Will be a great pairing with duck, or with strong rice dishes such as “arroz negro” (black paella).